The fragility of knowledge in psychiatry

As an NHS Psychiatrist I am hoping to be able to attend this conference.

Oct 2015

This Conference has a most varied agenda, including “Plenary 1: The Fragility of knowledge in Psychiatry” by Edward Shorter:

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After several years of polite persistence on my part, my College has finally introduced a public register of declarations of interest.

This is welcome progress, but what still concerns me is that the public, from registers like this, have no idea how much a doctor/academic/speaker may have been paid at any time, for any reason, by commercially vested interests.

I will continue to argue, however unpopular it may make me, that we need full transparency.

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